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Evil Dead Rise Thursday preview screenings signal a strong start for the next chapter of the iconic horror franchise.

Sometimes, dead is better, especially at the box office. The domestic box office for the latest chapter of the Evil Dead series, Evil Dead rise, topped $2.5M during Thursday preview screenings. It’s important to keep in mind that the weekend is only just beginning and that audiences love a good horror film. As promising as

Evil Dead rise appears, The Super Mario Bros. movie may be able to reach a new level at the box office, with $45-50 million in its third week. The Super-Mushroom-powered animated film has already made $724 million worldwide and is well on its way to making $1 billion in gold coins. Illumination’s Super-Mario film has an impact on video game sales in addition to its box office success. Several Super Mario Bros catalog titles are climbing the sales charts, padding Nintendo’s pockets and bringing the fun of Mario to families and fans worldwide.Evil Dead Rise

could make between $15 million and $20 million in its opening weekend, with some analysts saying it could crawl its way to $25 million. It’s wild to imagine the Evil Dead franchise began as a low-budget horror experiment from the twisted imagination of Sam Raimi.Lee Cronin directs and writes

Evil Dead Rise, with Mirabai Pease, Richard Crouchley, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lily Sullivan, Noah Paul, Alyssa Sutherland, and more starring.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec64dUhqKHM

During an interview with

AV Club, Evil Dead alum Bruce Campbell revealed they’re hoping to boost the franchise in a significant way by making a new sequel every two or three years.Campbell said,

“It’s all about the books now. It’s not about Ash or any other character. In Army of Darkness we first saw three novels. We know that there are three books, and they are all bad. It’s all about: Where does that book end up, who gets to it, and what happens. But the universe is still the same. It’s about people who are innocent and have no special skills fighting for their lives. I think that the stories will now progress a bit more. We’ll try to do them every two or three instead of every ten years. Sam and his brother Ivan are creating an overall Bible for the first time. This will give future directors and writers an idea of what this thing should be next. So I think that it will become more connected as the years pass. But because it’s about the books. It could be an old book, or a new book. It’s yet to be determined.”Do you plan to see

Evil Dead Rise this weekend? Comment below to let us know.

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